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How Do You Say port aran┬Ěsas (n.)

What’s in A Name? 4,500 years of history. There’s a reason Port Aransas often gets shortened to Port A, part of which is that Aransas can be somewhat puzzling to pronounce. Locals and frequent visitors have heard every pronunciation of Aransas under the hot Texas sun, but the correct phonetic…

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25 Ways to Explore Port A

Roberts Point Park: Dolphin sightings Fish off bulkhead Horseshoes Pirate Ship Playscape Shaded picnic areas on the point Ship watching Community Park Community pool Disc golf Pickleball Playscape Skate park Take surfing lessons with Texas Surf Camps Bird watching at Paradise…

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Port Aransas Welcome Center Mural

On your next Port Aransas island retreat, stop by the Welcome Center at 403 W. Cotter to soak in the gorgeous and newly complete rotunda mural by artist Kaleigh Glover, featuring all the most recognizable Port Aransas and Mustang Island landmarks. While you're there, speak to a knowledgeable local…

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Spring Sand Sculpture

Don't miss out on a chance to see the 2021 Port Aransas Spring Sand Sculpture! This work of art will only be up in Roberts Point Park for a few short weeks, so get your photos in now. On your way to or from taking those photos, be sure to stop for a meal at any of the five local restaurants doing…

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The Chapel on the Dunes Endures In Port Aransas

An excerpt from "The Chapel on the Dunes Endures In Port Aransas: Mustang Island’s oldest continuously operating church has survived decades of hurricanes and comes out shining" Texas Highways Magazine Written by: Sallie Lewis Photos by: Larry Ditto High atop a sand dune in Port Aransas, a small…

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